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2&half hour down load last nite of 5.4 iso files. decided to clean 5.0 and load 5.4 fresh install disc doesn't boot. NOW WHAT? do i got a unpack the ...
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    iso file install???


    2&half hour down load last nite of 5.4 iso files. decided to clean 5.0 and load 5.4 fresh install disc doesn't boot. NOW WHAT? do i got a unpack the iso file setting in doc file on windows disk then burn it?

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    Re: iso file install???

    Quote Originally Posted by l8forwork
    2&half hour down load last nite of 5.4 iso files. decided to clean 5.0 and load 5.4 fresh install disc doesn't boot. NOW WHAT? do i got a unpack the iso file setting in doc file on windows disk then burn it?
    If you want to install, don't just copy over the files to a CD; You must burn from image to include MBR on the CD, eventual partitions etc, how to depends what program you use to burn... If you have done this, make sure your BIOS supports booting from a CD.

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    image file burn?

    read in book or manual or forum somewhere that NERO should do this for me.

    what i did next was boot from my 5.0 cd and stop it at the promt, put in iso disc it read it started part,disklabel for slice then said can't find etc... and quit reading.

    burning with NERO on windows box.

    found the section of NERO that unpacks and burns bootable disc from iso's

    thank's fer hitting me upside the head to look harder at program!!!!

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    What part of Iowa are you from, If you don't mind answering?

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    hello there

    i'm from c.b. next door to Omaha , neb


    Found my Problem..... WINDOWS FTP uses ascll text for down loads and i found no way to change that. SO i down loaded the disc's with linux, burned my discs and away we went.


    now fer the next problem 5.4 freebsd come with gnome (yes i loaded it) how do i get it to run?

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    Re: hello there

    Quote Originally Posted by l8forwork
    now fer the next problem 5.4 freebsd come with gnome (yes i loaded it) how do i get it to run?
    Code:
    $ echo "gnome-session" > ~/.xinitrc && startx
    This is assuming, of course, that you have configured the X Window System.

    Basically, this command will create a ~/.xinitrc file if it doesn't already exist, and puts "gnome-session" in the file. If the file already exists, it will be replaced. gnome-session is the binary that must be run to start GNOME. But it must be run through startx, which will start the X server. startx reads from ~/.xinitrc first.

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    Re: hello there

    Quote Originally Posted by l8forwork
    i'm from c.b. next door to Omaha , neb
    Cool, Im from Newton but planning on moving to C.R.

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